May 2016
 For more information about Lion Scouts, visit:

We invite you to join us for one of the Lion Kickoff Palooza events scheduled to help roll-out the details of the program. For more information, visit:

Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 7pm located at Camp Friedlander – Register

Monday, May 16, 2016 @ 7pm located at Boone County Cooperative Extension Service in Northern Kentucky – Register

Help us recognize the Scout Moms of Dan Beard Council for Mother's Day. If you could say something special about your Scout Mom, what would it be? We want to help share that message. Share a short story or a special message about your Scout Mom by visiting:
Join us for the Jamboree kickoff event on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1pm - 3pm at Camp Friedlander. Learn everything you need to know about what it's like to experience a Jamboree at the kick-off.
If your unit has funds held in an Escrow Account, they will be unavailable between May 9 and 23rd. Over the next month, the Dan Beard Council will be phasing out the use of Escrow Accounts and consolidating the funds held for your unit into your Unit Account. By consolidating these accounts, we believe this will simplify management of unit funds, provide better service and detail of your unit’s transactions, and increase the transparency of how the funds are used ...Read more
Dan Beard Council has teamed up with a number of local organizations to bring you unique Scouting activities with great Scout discounts!  Learn about the upcoming Community Service Scout Red’s Game coming up on June 11th, and many other great opportunities here. Learn more at

This spring, over 500 hazard trees were removed from around the campsites and program areas of Camp Friedlander. Hundreds of hours were worked by our Ranger Staff, Troops and Packs, the Order of the Arrow, and other volunteers to clean up the campsites and other areas and get them ready for Summer Camp.  Thanks to these efforts, camp will be ready for summer on schedule...Read more

GET READY FOR CAMP DAY on April 30th at the Scout Shop is an awesome way to prep for summer camp! You won’t want to miss this day full of Scouting know-how, fellowship, and fun!

Don’t miss out on the Early Bird pricing for Cub Camp Adventures!  The regular price for camp begins on May 15, so register soon.  For more information about Cub Scout Summer Camp, visit
Did you know there is a Peterloon patch set made up of 4 different patches? Each one signifies the different ways a Scouter can participate in Peterloon?  New this year, we will be offering a full set of the four Peterloon patches for sale. Learn more about the patches, how to earn them, and all about Peterloon at:

Every participant determines their own route and tests their skills against others that are doing the same course. Courses for everyone, beginners and experts alike! Whether you come out to try to have the fastest time or to work on your navigational skills orienteering is an event the entire family can enjoy. If you'd like to register, please click here.

To watch the excited video from last year, visit:
This is your chance to dodge, duck, dip and dive your way toward claiming the title Dodgeball Champion in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  Form your team (18 years and older) and go head to head against others as you battle your way to the top at Washington Park on June 4th. To sign up, visit:

As a part of Scout Sunday in 2017, packs, troops and crews in the Dan Beard Council will be partnering with the international organization Soles4Souls to participate in a community-wide “Good-Turn” by collecting used shoes at their church. To learn more about this organization, click here to watch this exciting 2 minute video. 
To learn more about Soles4Souls, please visit:

An exciting event designed for Kindergarten graduates and their families as well as 1st grade Tigers recruited in the spring of 2015 and their families. Activities include BB guns, outdoor games, hiking and more!
For more information, visit:
Responding To A Choking Emergency
Teach your Scouts to respond to a choking emergency. Every scout working on the Readyman badge needs to know the Heimlich Maneuver®. Register for free training today!
Camp Friedlander is offering Scouts the opportunity to participate in programs at the new Summit Bechtel Reserve National High Adventure Base!  Yes, that’s right.  Attend Camp Friedlander with your unit, but spend Monday-Friday experiencing the all of the excitement and high adventure activities at the Summit.  What an opportunity!
Learn more here

NYLT is all about Youth Leadership.  Leading a group of peers, overcoming challenges, proper planning, and good communication; all skills that are learned and applied to assist in your home troop. It’s not too late to register, visit :